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Haaland confirmed as Interior secretary (Radical anti-fossil fuel activist with control over O&G/coal resources on Federal lands)
The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 16, 2021 | Ryan Boetel

Posted on 03/16/2021 2:10:31 PM PDT by CedarDave

New Mexico Democrat Representative Deb Haaland was confirmed as the next secretary of the Department of the Interior on Monday, making her the first Native American Cabinet secretary in the country’s history. Senators voted 51-40 to confirm Haaland, who was strongly supported by advocates for conservation and Native American issues.

She will soon lead an agency critical to the Biden administration’s efforts to confront climate change.

Haaland said the confirmation was another crucial step in increasing Native American “visibility.”

Haaland will soon be leading a federal agency with wide-ranging responsibilities on public lands throughout the country. The Interior Department approves oil and gas drilling and mining on federal lands, runs national parks, and is involved in protecting wildlife and endangered species. That’s in addition to its authority in Indian Country ...

Haaland was a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal, has been opposed to oil and gas development on public lands, and has taken other strong environmental stances, such as calling for more protections for the country’s lands and waters.

The vote on Monday was the narrowest margin yet for any of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominees. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were the only GOP members who voted to confirm Haaland.

New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Steve Pearce called her nomination “bittersweet” for New Mexico.

“While Rep. Haaland’s elevation to the Biden Cabinet is a proud moment for our state, her radical position on energy will be devastating to New Mexico,” Pearce said in a statement. “Our oil and gas industry is vital to our state and its financial health, and Haaland has made it clear she opposes fracking, the oil and gas industry, and supports the Green New Deal.”

(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: Alaska; US: Louisiana; US: Maine; US: Montana; US: New Mexico; US: South Carolina; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: alaska; coal; dansullivan; debhaaland; doi; energy; fossilfuels; fracking; globalwarminghoax; greennewdeal; haaland; lindseygraham; lisamurkowski; louisiana; maine; montana; naturalgas; newmexico; oil; ryanboetel; southcarolina; stevepearce; susancollins; wyoming
From above:
Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan of Alaska, Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina were the only GOP members who voted to confirm Haaland.

The three usual spineless pubs plus Sullivan from Alaska (why?). It wouldn't have mattered if all of them voted no; the Dems would have pulled their members into the chamber to overcome pub opposition and V.P. Harris would break the tie.

1 posted on 03/16/2021 2:10:31 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

She may be a worse global warming fanatic than Kerry and Algore combined, appointed for ‘diversity’ instead of being most qualified.


2 posted on 03/16/2021 2:19:41 PM PDT by PROCON (Our rights do not come from government, therefore they cannot take them away.)
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To: LegendHasIt; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; CougarGA7; ...
Her confirmation sets off a special election for her seat in the House. Once the vacancy occurs, the secretary of state has 10 days to issue the proclamation and the election will happen 77 to 91 days later. I don't know if it's a jungle election (person with most votes wins) of if there is a primary and runoff.

Over a dozen people, including Dems, Pubs and others have declared their candidacy to fill the position. NM Congressional District 1 represents most of Albuquerque and the surrounding areas.

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3 posted on 03/16/2021 2:19:48 PM PDT by CedarDave (With lockdowns & mandatory business closures, New Mexico is to Texas as E. Berlin was to W. Berlin)
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To: CedarDave

Goodbye hunting on all federal land.

I hope the dumb@$$es that voted for Biden starve to death.


4 posted on 03/16/2021 2:24:31 PM PDT by Beagle8U ("Jim Acosta pissed in the shallow end of the press pool.")
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To: CedarDave

The Biden Administration is illegitimate as is the legislative body that pretended to confirm the illegitimate nomination.

She has no authority.


5 posted on 03/16/2021 2:24:34 PM PDT by ifinnegan ( Democrats kill babies and harvest their organs to sell)
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To: Beagle8U

The elites will be using the land for THEIR food.


6 posted on 03/16/2021 2:27:39 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (RIP my "teddy bear". )
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To: CedarDave

I hope NM gets behind Eddy Aragon. He is the owner and main host on KIVA 1600 AM. Very conservative and won’t back down like most of our NM “Republican “ p*ssies do.


7 posted on 03/16/2021 2:30:00 PM PDT by moonhawk (Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist Party? Asking for a friend.)
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To: CedarDave
Sullivan from Alaska (why?)

From what I heard both he and Murkowski got a lot of pressure from Native Americans in Alaska to approve her.

8 posted on 03/16/2021 2:30:56 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: CedarDave

Haaland is Norwegian, not Native American.


9 posted on 03/16/2021 2:31:10 PM PDT by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: PROCON

I have the impression that Leftist Native Americans are the most ideologically left of all Leftists.

Which means they are the scummiest of the scum.


10 posted on 03/16/2021 2:31:15 PM PDT by rlmorel ("I’d rather enjoy a risky freedom than a safe servitude." Robby Dinero, USMC Veteran, Gym Owner)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

That’s how liberals do it, ban hunting then hire government employees to shoot and trap predators that kill livestock.


11 posted on 03/16/2021 2:34:48 PM PDT by Beagle8U ("Jim Acosta pissed in the shallow end of the press pool.")
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To: PROCON
She may be a worse global warming fanatic than Kerry and Algore combined, appointed for ‘diversity’ instead of being most qualified.

Yeah, the rest of the Journal article has nothing but glowing tributes to her: e.g. Actor Mark Ruffalo, wiped away tears as the [Senate] votes trickled in; her life story, "from living on food stamps to traveling to the camps directly in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and cooking green chile stew and tortillas for water protectors," has resonated with many Americans, particularly Native Americans, said Julian NoiseCat, vice president for policy and strategy at Data for Progress; Jonathan Nez, president of the Navajo Nation, said Haaland’s confirmation was a source of hope for Native American people, especially children.

12 posted on 03/16/2021 2:38:16 PM PDT by CedarDave (With lockdowns & mandatory business closures, New Mexico is to Texas as E. Berlin was to W. Berlin)
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To: Beagle8U

Yep.


13 posted on 03/16/2021 2:41:07 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (RIP my "teddy bear". )
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To: CedarDave

So the Norwegian woman pretending to be a feather-not-dot Indian took the oath of office?

How does someone who claims citizenship in a different nation get to do that?


14 posted on 03/16/2021 2:44:03 PM PDT by Regulator (It's Fraud, Jim)
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To: CedarDave

More Obama II. Invest in energy.


15 posted on 03/16/2021 2:55:46 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (The Republican Party is dead. Long live the MAGA Party.)
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To: CedarDave

So, what are the betting odds that the replacement will be just as bad, or even worse than she is??


16 posted on 03/16/2021 3:16:35 PM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: carriage_hill

“Haaland is Norwegian, not Native American.”
No, her (former) husband is Norwegian.


17 posted on 03/16/2021 3:35:16 PM PDT by Old Forester
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